Did you hear about the recent epidemic spreading through our startup ecosystem? It’s loneliness. Yes, loneliness. Even in this buzzing, world-leading ecosystem we’re in, 85% of entrepreneurs feel lonely on the rollercoaster journey we’re all on (Entrepreneur Pressure and Wellbeing Study). Founders are feeling overwhelmed, under-pressure and it hits personally - but no-one is talking about it. As a result, everyone thinks they’re the only one. Let’s sort that right now. You are NOT alone. Ironically it is the

So what went well for you today? Running a session recently with founders at Connect Ventures we got onto the topic of saying “Well done” to ourselves – or rather, the lack of it. When we’re in jobs there is usually someone more senior to say “hey, good job” or “you did well on that project”. But as founders – when we’re steering the ship, leading the team and getting stuck in – there isn’t a

    When founders succeed, startups succeed and we all win   Entrepreneurs and SME founders are often celebrated as UK growth-heroes - where the intrepid entrepreneur risks it all, with a drive to make a difference and the promise of financial reward at the end. Success is championed in magazines, on stages and all over social media, fuelling a glossy, heroic image of entrepreneurship. But behind the gloss lies a very different reality. As demonstrated by the results

  Co-founder Christina was interviewed by the Daily Telegraph this week to offer advice to small-business owners so that they can keep on top of the stress and overwhelm of being an entrepreneur, and ultimately avoid burnout. Business journalist Matt Caines wrote of their discussion: "On a day-to-day level, owners must get on top of their “monstrous” to-do lists, says Christina Richardson of weare3Sixty, an entrepreneur training and [coaching] firm. “Time is a fixed resource, so the

  The weare3Sixty 2019 Entrepreneur Pressure and Wellbeing Study was included in a piece in the City AM this morning that introduces the new Mindful Investor initiative being led by weare3Sixty partner Guy Tolhurst. Over half of founders have suffered anxiety or panic attacks and nearly seven in ten report sleep problems, according to weare3Sixty.org.   The survey data has proven instrumental in the mission to formulate the CHECK framework upon which Mindful Investor is based, and we look

Amy Lewin of Sifted - the new media site for startups and innovators, backed by the FT - investigated the safe spaces that entrepreneurs and founders need and use to juggle the entrepreneurial roller coaster. We were able to provide some of our early-release results from our Entrepreneur Pressure and Wellbeing Study, and Amy shed light on the weare3Sixty mission to help founders be their best, most effective selves. Get a taster below: Safe spaces across the

  The weare3Sixty Entrepreneurs Pressure & Wellbeing Study was included in The Times Digest today, along side Mind.org and the launch of their SME mental health initiative. Here is a taster:   Health plea for foundersMental health charity Mind has launched a campaign to help small business owners improve their awareness of the pressures that come with starting their own company. Entrepreneurs can take free online courses to understand their mental health and improve their wellbeing. The project is backed

  A Special Report on founder-wellbeing was released today by Courier Magazine, and will be featured both online and in-print. Working with Senior Reporter Sarah Drumm from the very inception of this deep-dive report we were able to provide exclusive early-release results from our Entrepreneur Pressure and Wellbeing Study, as well as shed light on the weare3Sixty mission to help founders be their best, most effective selves. Get a taster below: The scale of the problem More people than

  The weare3Sixty team are so proud to be featured in The Sunday Times today in a piece by Peter Evans that shines a much-needed light on entrepreneur pressure and stress. It includes early-release results from our 2019 Entrepreneur Pressure and Wellbeing Study and introduces the new Mindful Investor initiative being led by weare3Sixty friend and partner Guy Tolhurst. Some 77% of founders feel that running a business affects their mental health, according to research by weare3sixty.org,

    The City LaunchLab startup incubator is a hot-bed of entrepreneur talent from past and present Cass Business School and City University students, and they are forward-thinking when it comes to founder-wellbeing. Each year they do a Frazzled-Founder week where the health and wellbeing of the people in the Lab are championed. It includes visits from puppies, massages and yoga; and this year, our co-founder Christina was invited along to do a fire-side chat on the